Welcome to the 4th edition of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Mapbook!
With vast unspoiled forests, remote communities, rushing mountain streams, bubbling hot springs and so much more, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast area is one of Canada’s final frontiers of untapped wilderness. This is a land of boundless backcountry, where some of the best places to visit are found in very remote locations. This requires some extra planning and effort, but the reward of finding that special wilderness location will be that much greater! Luckily, our Cariboo Chilcotin Coast mapbook has all the info you need to get you exactly where you want to go. From the many islands of the Pacific coast to the lush highlands of the Cariboo Mountains, our Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Mapbook will keep you oriented, on track and pointed towards your next adventure. With industry leading topographic maps, detailed trip planning resources and meticulously researched adventure listings, there is no better publication available for exploring the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast area.
CARIBOO CHILCOTIN COAST BC MAP BOOK FEATURES
In your durable, heavy-duty, spiral-bound 21.5 cm x 28 cm (8.5" x 11") Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC map book you will find 60 detailed topographic maps spanning the region, complete with labeled recreation sites, amenities, highways, backcountry roads, trails and other points-of-interest. Nine of these maps are new to this edition, covering the central coast of British Columbia. We have also included new overview maps featuring trails in the Bridge River/Gold Bridge area as well as around Wells and Barkerville. Not only are these BC maps user-friendly, but they boast a level of cartographic sophistication unparalleled even by government resources – making them the maps of choice for search-and-rescue.
In addition to our maps, we list Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC accommodations, services, tours, and amenities, including information on the top outfitters in Williams Lake, Quesnel, Bella Coola, Barkerville, and surrounding regions; where to find hunting guns for sale; and the best places to buy equipment for sportfishing in BC.
A handy index makes the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC Backroad Mapbook a leading BC map in terms of functionality as well as quality. You’ll find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing. New to this edition, we have divided the index into Adventure and Map sections to make this Mapbook even easier to use than its predecessor.
New to this edition, we have included detailed profiles for the major communities of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, including Lillooet, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Wells, Barkerville, Likely, Bella Coola and several others. Here you will find information on the most exciting things to do in and around town.
No other BC map gets you out into the backcountry with confidence like we do. The BC communities of Williams Lake, Quesnel, Bella Coola, Barkerville, 100 Mile House, and other surrounding towns offer enough heritage sites and attractions in themselves, but it’s the natural landscapes from the Pacific Coast to the Cariboo mountains that really call your name. We map out the best backcountry adventures, from Barkerville to the hot springs outside of Bella Coola, and everything in between.
Whether you prefer lake fishing, river fishing or ocean fishing, our Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Mapbook will guide you to that perfect fishing hotspot. Our maps and listings detail where to find steelhead, salmon, brook and rainbow trout, from 108 Mile Lake to Quesnel River and the sacred Rivers Inlet on the coast, as well as many other hotspots. We also tell you where to get a BC fishing license.
With habitats ranging from Pacific coast rainforests and snowy mountain peaks to dry forest and grasslands, the BC backcountry areas around Williams Lake, Quesnel, Bella Coola, Barkerville, and 100 Mile House thrive with big game and upland game bird hunting. For some excellent mule deer hunting and moose hunting, look no further. Our map book lists the area’s WMUs (wildlife management units) along with info on BC hunting regs.
From the famous Bowron Lakes Canoe Route outside of Barkerville, to the historical BC Fraser River, our maps detail the best spots for ocean, lake and river paddling from the middle-coast of BC to the Cariboo Mountains. We give you the backcountry rundown on paddling clubs like Quesnel Paddlers, plus listings on each route with corresponding map coordinates. From whitewater paddling to peaceful overnight lake paddles, we’ve got you covered.
One of the best ways to explore the heart of BC is through the region’s many provincial parks. Our map book lists the abundance of parks in this region of BC, including Tweedsmuir Provincial Park (BC’s largest), and the wild and glacial Wells Gray Provincial Park, along with map coordinates and lists of amenities. Let us show you the beautiful backcountry around Williams Lake, Bella Coola, and beyond, for endless hiking, fishing, camping, mountain biking and other opportunities!
Rec Site Adventures
Your Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC map book contains dozens of rec sites that were developed by forestry workers and are now maintained by BC’s Ministry of Tourism. From Abbott Creek Rec Site (on Quesnel Lake) to Valentine Lake Rec Site (west of 100 Mile House), we put it all on the map. For some of the best camping in BC, look no further!
The gorgeous Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC region covered in these maps is a hiker’s dream. In the wild backcountry that stretches beyond Williams Lake, Quesnel, Bella Coola, Barkerville, and 100 Mile House, you will find an unbelievable abundance of trail systems. From the Coast Mountains to the Chilcotin plateau to the Cariboo Mountains, this BC map lists it all to help you hit the trails with confidence. Extensive additions to this section make this the most comprehensive trail guide available for the area.
With dramatic mountain terrain, endless backcountry, abandoned logging roads and mining sites, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC region boasts exciting ATV riding. Bigger towns like Williams Lake, Quesnel and Bella Coola offer tours, rentals, dealerships and often an ATV club. Our map book lists the best spots for BC ATV riding, from popular runs like the Williams Lake River Trail to the lesser known areas ripe for exploring, such as McBride.
The expansive Gold Rush Trail (a part of the Trans Canada Snowmobile Trail) that cuts through the heart of the Cariboo is only the beginning of this BC region’s phenomenal snowmobiling. We give you the rundown on trails maintained by snowmobile clubs like the 100 Mile House Club, Green Lake Club, and Williams Lake Powder Kings. Our maps and listings show you the best spots to hit that fresh BC powder with confidence – extensive additions to this section make this the ultimate guide to snowmobiling in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast area.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is an area where Mother Nature rules. Wild creatures can be found in abundance, including BC’s only population of American Pelicans. Bighorn sheep and wild horses offer some other unique wildlife viewing opportunities. In this edition we have greatly expanded our listings of where to spot wildlife, from the 100 Mile Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary to Bowron Lake Provincial Park. For some of the best birdwatching in BC to abundant salmon runs in the fall, be sure to bring your binoculars when visiting the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.
The BC Cariboo Chilcotin Coast comes alive during wintertime, when lakes freeze over and the whole area is covered with a thick layer of snow. Throughout the backcountry around 100 Mile House, Barkerville, Bella Coola, Quesnel, Wells, Williams Lake and beyond, you will find a BC winter playground. Grab your map and hit the trail for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and more – we’ve got you covered!
We are always looking for ways to improve our products. Whether it is map updates, new trails, or road closures, we welcome any new information and feedback.
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|4||E4||Road closures in area
Map 4/E4-Map 5/B5
In an effort to protect sensitive alpine habitats, the province is closing higher elevations of the Cayoosh and Shulaps mountain ranges to motor vehicle traffic. As such, vehicles are no longer allowed above 1,920 metres on Cayoosh, Shulaps, Red, French, Hogback and China Head Mountains (not including Yalakom-Big Bar Road), or on Nine Mile Ridge. These alpine ecosystems provide important summer and spring habitat for grizzly bears, mule deer, mountain goats and California bighorn, and are vulnerable to damage.
Maps of the closed areas can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/gp/bcgovphotos/B97k96 & https://www.flickr.com/gp/bcgovphotos/1282CG
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|There are no writing updates.|
If I buy the print edition, can I get a copy of the PDF included? The print makes sense for planning while the PDF would be useful on the road.